Saskatoon is a city that thrives in harmony with the natural environment, conserving resources, reducing impacts, and promoting environmental stewardship. Our vision is to produce less garbage and recycle or compost most of it The City takes an integrated approach to waste management by combining waste handling and waste reduction strategies. An integrated system considers how to reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, and dispose of waste in ways that protect both human and environmental health, while remaining affordable and convenient and maximizing resource use efficiency
Solid Waste Reduction & Diversion Plan
The Solid Waste Reduction and Diversion Plan provides clear actions for waste program and policy development that support the strategic direction of the City
Curbside Residential Organics
Keeping organic waste out of the landfill reduces the strain on garbage collection systems, increases the lifespan of landfills, and reduces the creation of harmful greenhouse gases.
ICI Waste Diversion
Saskatoon’s businesses and organizations generate 68% of all garbage. 169,000 tonnes of waste go to Saskatoon and area landfills each year. Most of that waste can be recycled or composted.
Recovery Park Landfill Expansion
Recovery Park will provide a one-stop off location for residents to safely and conveniently divert their waste.
Waste Data & Studies
The City uses research to better understand knowledge gaps. Waste audits and public surveys help the City develop education material and identify segments of the population that require further communication.
The Landfill Gas Collection & Power Generation System reduces Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by over 50,000 tonnes per year - equivalent to removing over 10,000 vehicles from our roads each year.